Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- 11 mothers from one village in Somalia die giving birth in one week
- Cross-Border Movements Somalia September 2018
- Somalia Humanitarian Fund transforms children's lives
- Somalia to develop a national communication strategy on preventing and countering violent extremism
- Outbreak update – Cholera in Somalia, 18 October 2018
Somalia is facing a severe humanitarian crisis triggered by multiple natural disasters and long term political instability which are having a crippling effect on the country’s economy. Recovery efforts have not yet provided state building opportunities due to the fragile institutions in place and the rapidly changing natural phenomena that have led to an increase in population vulnerability to hazards.
The forced eviction and destruction of settlements that occurred on December 29th, 2017 in K13 camps in Kaxda District, Mogadishu, led to a displacement of over 24,000 IDPs. Due to the eviction being carried out without prior notice, families had to flee their homes without their belongings and seek shelter in nearby settlements. The scale of the eviction required an immediate scale up of humanitarian assistance to accommodate the needs of the large displaced population.
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has been present in Somalia since 2011, providing aid to the most vulnerable people, mainly by projects in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene.
Since 2011, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has been present in Somalia, providing aid to the most vulnerable people, mainly by activities in sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Currently, PAH works in Southern Somalia, in areas neighboring Mogadishu, where significant numbers of IDPs are present.
Polish Humanitarian Action in collaboration with other humanitarian actors from Middle Shabelle - WOCCA, Aid Vision and SHARDO conducted an initial rapid need assessment at villages in Balcad district recently affected by floods; to understand flood impact, assess the existing affected communities’ capacity and give recommendation on the immediate humanitarian response aimed to support communities needs and to avert further loss of communal assets and lives.
2. Executive summary
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has been present in Somalia since 2011 implementing activities in Puntland and South Central Somalia. Recently we have closed our office in the North of the country deciding to focus all our resources and capacity on actions in the South, as we believe needs of the community are far greater in this region. According to the data provided by UNHCR, the recent Yemeni crises brought already 21.000 returnees to Somalia and the majority of them is traveling to the South planning to settle in Mogadishu.
People are in dire need of food, clean drinking water and shelter
Nairobi November 29 2013 – Over 100,000 people devastated by the recent cyclone in Somalia are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, aid agencies report. The tropical cyclone that hit the Puntland region of Somalia earlier this month resulted in the death of at least 80 people, mostly children and the elderly, and is estimated to have killed more than 100,000 livestock. Pastoralist communities appear the hardest hit.